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in syria but rather they're sending a message against the use of chemical weapons this may did link her decision to join the airstrikes to the salisbury incident from last month and. that's right now cole says russian british relations are at an all time low since that incident in soulsby i believe a new chemical noting that the government here says came from russia and of course treason may today was adamant that it was a signal that chemical weapons the use of chemical weapons could not be tolerated anywhere and there are some observers who say it's because there have been so many alleged uses of chemical weapons in syria that perhaps the rest of the world including russia has thought that's a green light to tuesday's kind of weapons elsewhere the gun but here is saying we won't tolerate that we're going to make a stronger stand and yes a lot of people saying here that those two things may well be linked to the government now feels much stronger and much more strongly on the subject since the attack in salzburg ok if we're looking ahead what's next the americans are saying they're not going to be hesitating if they need to use airstrikes or any kind of
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military intervention in the future in the face of chemical attacks what's britain's perspective well trees m a earlier today was emphasizing that these are limited strikes there were only or well it was a craft involved in those strikes eight missiles you say the ministry of defense but to reason may not ruling out that streitz but important to note here she has gone hand in hand with the u.s. government with the u.s. president on this so most likely she will wait to see us go next and take it from there kitty logan in london thank you now the united nations security council is holding an emergency session on the syria strikes right now following a request from russia in a statement released by the kremlin russian president vladimir putin slammed the coalition strikes as an act of aggression that would be worse than the humanitarian catastrophe in syria and he repeated the russian position that last saturday's
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allegedly gas attack in duma was a fake. hoons chief diplomat also slammed what he called the west's refusal to share its evidence about the chemical attack on duma which was go water but isn't so sure in his conversation with president mccall our president asked the french leader about his public assurances that evidence of a chemical attack existed we used to he also present mccraw to share that evidence because if that evidence really existed russia would be the first to want to prevent the use of chemical weapons that will tickle the answer was the same as ever it's a secret. we can't share the evidence with you as it's a secret and not even our secret and that. for further reaction from moscow we go to alec loon he's a correspondent for the british newspaper the guardian alegate to sealab rob is obviously denouncing these airstrikes but is this coalition on some kind of dubious ground even if there is proof of a chemical weapons attack could this be seen as
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a violation of international law what they did. i'm sure russia will argue that and of course even even the opposition in the u.k. is arguing that however i don't see that ever being through in any sort of court or comes in a certain closure or no doubt no doubt be bogged down as as many past dates have been in the united nations. russia of course claiming that this is a violation of international law and not only that but russia is claiming that these strikes were meant to do you read all the investigation of the chemical attack and do not just yours of course were set to arrive today the same day that the chemical strike look at the strikes happened. also to let our viewers know that we're seeing some live pictures there from the u.n. security council meeting i want to ask you russia's warning of consequences for the
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syrian strikes what kind of consequences are they talking about economic political military. well i think all those are on the table and not just in response to serious threats but also in response to the diplomatic expose and that have been going on in recent weeks in response to the the poisoning case in the u.k. which russia has been has been blamed for but which moscow of course is denying any link to it was interesting today the defense ministry said that as a result of these strikes it would be reconsidering delivering that russia's it danced s. three hundred air defense systems to syria and to other countries to other allies that's that would mark a major shift in policy in the past russia bowed to pressure from the west not to give those advanced surface to air missiles to. those of us in countries of specifically syria to go thirteen russia backed off didn't those those experiments
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those to syria now they might do that and also are the russian parliament as in draft sanctions they were open for its act yesterday. anybody measures. blacklists of foreign citizens possible down or. and. bridge did there will be debates coming up. with the next. i do want to watch you are seeing these pictures from the u.n. security council meeting that russia requested what are they hoping to achieve from this meeting what are they want. well i think. mailorder going to use this is another answer to reiterate the position they have to come down hard. on these strikes against their or their major hours syria they're going to argue that the strikes were or in violation international law and and and really i think
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what the they are are you will come down to the end which is again the investigation of the chemical attack and duma the u.n. says secretary general has called on member states to revisit that issue last week they were not able to agree on how that investigation would go forward the u.s. resolution about that investigation was vetoed by russia china staind and the russian resolution the u.s. would give moscow undue influence over the results of the rules of the investigation so that will be the key issue and we'll see if they can get any closer to agreement on that alec loon and moscow thank you very much german chancellor angela merkel has joined other western leaders in voicing her support for the strikes earlier today she had this to say we support the fact that our you ask british and french allies assume their responsibilities the military
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intervention was necessary and appropriate. joined now by chief political correspondent melinda crane melinda thanks for joining us let's talk about the german position they have said that they will not join their allies in militarily intervening but what's the german position and why has berlin decided to do this the chancellor didn't provide a list of reasons but essentially this is the traditional german position when it comes to the use of military force particularly in so-called out of area missions missions beyond nato territory germany because of its history in the twentieth century as the initiator of world war two as the perpetrator of the holocaust is deeply deeply reluctant to engage in the use of military force there is attrition traditional posture of restraint if you think back to the iraq war in two thousand and three a very explicit refusal from then chancellor gerhard schroeder to take part in the
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so-called coalition of the willing and the german population firmly backs that stance surveys this week show that seventy eight percent of them say we do not want to see german military forces used in a retaliatory strike so it is a traditional position and i think i think the other nato members and the security council members are aware of that the german leadership was at pains to point out that nobody asked them actually to take part in this particular action right but we know that how dolly feels about loyalty and could he potentially see this the fact of it in join in the military intervention as something as not being necessarily an ally even though this is the traditional german position i don't think so i think there is a great deal of awareness perhaps not on the part of the president but certainly amongst his advisors and cabinet members that this is a traditional posture for the germans and that the germans have been deeply engaged in syria in
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a number of other measures for example the provision of aerial reconnaissance aircraft which have been used in the fight against i.a.s. now donald. he said that is actually his main objective in syria and certainly the germans have been part of that also for example by working together with kurdish forces in the northern part of the country so germany has certainly been involved on the ground in those particular areas but to be honest german military resources are absolutely strained to breaking point at the moment and they wouldn't have a lot of wherewith all anyway to take additional measures now that of course is also something that donald trump has pointed out in the past he wants to see the germans spend more on defense they say they're ready to do that but at the moment what they've got is pretty much is pretty much all in use so you don't think that this will damage relations with the u.s. and in fact nato no i don't think it is see i don't see that happening and as i said there was no request from either britain or france for germany to take part
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and in fact the german leadership has given a concerted message both today but also yesterday in the day before saying we are with you verbal e we are with you morally we think there has to be a response on this and that message that language that you just heard necessary and appropriate that's been echoed by pretty much the top leadership of the government today so very much with this in terms at least of overall political support ok so there is that political support what does germany want to see happen in syria diplomatic solution this is the constant refrain of of german political leaders it was emphasized once again this week by the foreign minister heiko mass saying look the only thing that really will stop the conflict the only thing that really will finally get bashar al assad to change his behavior is a comprehensive diplomatic solution and in fact mr made it pretty clear that he sees the use of force in this case is part of
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a larger pressure scenario to essentially get syria and its russian and iranian back backers to the tape. to try to really make a breakthrough on a comprehensive solution for for the country and for the region right so this is a pressure situation where they're hoping that it will bring syria and me perhaps russia to the table further negotiations what else could germany do to help us along if they're not going to intervene militarily well certainly there will be a lot of support in coming days for any efforts that can be made to try to get diplomacy moving again essentially it's been out is still stand and if anything we've seen powers like turkey iran and russia looking to consolidate their power on the ground to scramble their for position and territory and to the extent that perhaps what we're seeing concentrates the minds and as we heard earlier from from the gloom in moscow there is perhaps some language coming out of russia that
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indicates some willingness to move forward on discussions germany will absolutely be backing that with all of the diplomatic resources that it has and those resources by the way include a good deal of credibility in the middle east precisely because germany has tended to. stay out of some of the military exercises there it has a certain degree of credibility that could be of use to w. chief political correspondent melinda crane thank you. meanwhile a team of international chemical weapons inspectors has arrived in the syrian capital damascus to begin its probe into the alleged dumont gas attack the prompted saturday's airstrikes the team from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons arrived just hours after the u.s. france and britain targeted syrian facilities gas attack a week ago is thought to have killed at least forty civilians. watching the
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ten million people in the world the stakes they have no nationality in the total made up alone and. that everyone has the right. everyone has the right to say form. it's one of the most fascinating and all known regions on earth for a long time it was sealed off from the rest of the world plagued by rebellions and tara foreigners needed special permits to enter the region. but now peace is gradually returning and visitors are welcome again to a place where contrasting cultures collide sometimes with observed consequences.
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it's a world with a huge diversity of animal life breathtakingly beautiful landscape and numerous idiosyncracies. the north east is linked to the rest of india via a narrow corridor and only because the former british colonial rulers wanted it that way it was a purely political decision. this region of india has more in common with its neighbors bhutan china myanmar and bangladesh the facial features of the people for example. you call us chinese and they're called us to call us names that see you know that the way to their attitude was are
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a little bit different this young woman lives in one of the seven northeastern states also known as the seven sisters together they form an area slightly smaller than germany with a population of around fifty million people ms around the smallest state is home to around one million most of the inhabitants belong to the mizo ethnic group they prefer to live soley amongst themselves it didn't work out you know so here we have the option of joining me in mar and india that's the only option we have if we had we would have an option to go and autonomy in obeying our own separate country i think that's what we would want to move and that's what everybody dreams of i think but that's that's possible. we are only there to believe that. it's sunday morning service is being held in one of the many churches the measle
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are christians that too distinguishes them from the rest of india which is dominated by hindu ism and the neighboring countries where buddhism and islam are more prevalent. one of the people here is the chief minister of ms around once he led a violent rebellion for an independent state now he's a man of peace he and the other mito people accept the central indian government as long as it in turn respects their culture and faith there are more than two hundred different tribes all with their own languages and traditions among the other major tribes here. other nagas in the state of nagaland. they to attend church on sundays namely the baptist church the nagar people have been baptist since their ancestors came into contact with american missionaries the nagas take their face
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seriously just like they took their natural religion and customs in the past some of those customs were very bloodthirsty such as head hunting quite literally. was. the old guys are proud to call themselves the last living head hunters it's been more than sixty years since and his fellow fighters regularly attacked neighboring villages and returned with severed heads. and do i regret it i know and that's just what it was like our enemies qatar hats off to if they got their hands on us. we did it to demonstrate our strength from iraqi government. that's one tattoo for every three heads asing has several including on his face and his wife i'm not remembers those times well
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and how she trembled when her husband went off to fight. i was always extremely relieved when my husband returned with the other five of us and they carried the heads of their enemies and trophies and afterwards we had large celebrations with the village chief. this is the current village chief he only knows about this headhunting tradition from stories he inherited the job of chief from his father nothing happens in the village without his consent he's advised by the village elders that's one of the customs that survived just like the chiefs favorite hobby smoking opium that's not allowed in india and isn't exactly christian either but never mind. the symbols in the india is the country we belong to how would we have
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a different identity. we feel like. we speak our own language. we have our own customs our own history and then and we have no grounds to be ashamed of that. and then the chief leads us to the edge of the village to show was the grisly legacy of his ancestors. below the tree tops as a kind of mass grave it's impossible to say whether the skulls are those of enemies or their own people. and crew shun number one question. it was the custom at the time to leave the bodies out in the one month. usually below tree. line moment we only learn to bury our dead and the kind when we became christians. bangle that we look
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at it that way. it took some time until our zing in the other naga has learned to forego violence after the end of british colonial rule they fought for their own state they achieved partial independence nagaland as a federal state within india now there's peace but other parts of northeast india are anything but idyllic. money poor a neighboring state is in crisis it too is home to many nagas but they are in the minority here they are fighting for more rights the indian security forces are fighting back these confrontations often end with a toilet is. a memorial service for eight victims naggers who were killed during demonstrations and are now honored as martyrs their
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coffins have been on public display for five hundred and forty nine days. and yet once there was. so my nephew and others took to the street to protest against an unjust law. the police opened fire and shot in philadelphia in it. the signs read stop discrimination the nodders are protesting against the law that curtails their old property rights . at least the protests now while noisy remain peaceful. the music played here is very different. dalia is another states in the northeast there was unrest here too but it is being overcome not least thanks to this group there most likely india's best known classical music ensemble on their way to
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rehearsal they want to create peace through music in the beginning i did it more for therapy i felt it was good for the young people who were involved me to get out of this whole darkness that was good. and government to something beautiful like creating music. that was fifteen years ago choirmaster neal had just returned from studying in england when he found his home in a state of near civil war but the idea of starting a chamber choir at just that time was not that far fetched. me it's very much ingrained in us. for example i grew up being exposed to music since i was in great do. and began singing in school in church so so that i think it's the same for everyone here in this
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pedometer the hindu. and when you look at the cult of. into cult it is they don't have the singing culture over a christian community which is you go to church and that's where do you think you know even the american citizen most of them started. soprano every issue is one of the back. but nobody here has as and graces although the choir has won many awards including first prize on the television show india's super talent performances with cheering fans and big old histories followed. can surround off the choir rehearses a new composition
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a mix of indian film music classical music and pop as if to show that contrasts can also result in harmony. in. the neighboring village also has western influences to get there we have to cross this bridge it's made of the roots of huge rubber trees the locals call it the living bridge nobody quite knows how old it is probably way over two hundred years it's unlikely though it'll last that long again the number of tourists crossing it is growing all the time. they're on their way to a difference even bigger attraction to be found in the middle of the rainforest close to the border with bangladesh. the cleanest village not just in india but in the whole of asia. a
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major travel magazine gave mali known this title what's striking about the place is what's absent there's no garbage lying around instead there are many trash baskets . the most important mission for the five hundred residents is to keep their village clean. me even clean man after we are out every day to clean the streets the tourists create the most dirt they carelessly throw their plastic away we were raised very differently now given quick they're proud of their squeaky clean image garbage free streets aren't exactly something india is known for what's the difference in mali nunc tourist guide ricky has answers even the youngest in mali known learn where to put garbage and when not we start from school and then we stop at home and then in the church the use or teachers seen we are small like even the small kids here. they have to take of
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spontaneity since we are very small every like one plastic troll or in the ground even the elder will come to slap us. the people of mali known don't want to lose that title there's competition from surrounding villages they too are paying more and more attention to cleanliness. the name of the state of means and whether clouds life but my goliah has another unofficial soubriquet the land of women because the kazi tribe which is dominant here values women more than men. miles in ram is one of the many villages where women rule the roost it's also the wettest village in the world it has the greatest amount of precipitation but it's
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currently the dry season that is dry straw outside the houses it's made into brooms in charge of property in the kazi tribe and they pass it on to their daughters when qazi women marry their husbands move in with them their children get the woman surname yeah it's logical women carry children around for nine months so they should have our name i think it's good that we have the say would not have. but not when it comes to politics that's men's work even among the kazi everywhere else the men play a subordinate role in public life. some work on the fields or they work in areas requiring a lot of physical strength but otherwise i don't know you couldn't reach.
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that. kasi parents tend to want girls. completely the opposite of the rest of india where female fetuses are often aborted because of their sex. that would be unthinkable among the kazi. they care a lot about educating their daughters. what happens if a cause a woman marries a man from a different tribe that. he never had i did. then he should still take my name and accept that my daughter will inherit everything in the future yes no it is us i wouldn't accept anything else. in the larger kazi towns there are now men protesting against this but here in this village there's no sign of protest the men and these teenagers have accepted that they play second fiddle. to. our ancestors introduced this
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system. it's just how in tennis the men. but cause the men aren't blindly obedient to their women. i'm divorced my wife didn't have children so i left her. life isn't easy for kasi women either the monsoon rains are around the corner then the village will flood when the water recedes they'll be a lot of repair work. the women in northeast india have to be robust not least in assam the largest state in the northeast. she's robust in quite a bizarre way an undated daughter is the hottest woman in the world the chili queen as she calls herself because she holds the world record in eating spicy food she
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has no problem chewing up the hottest chillies. she likes to show her visitors her certificates and video footage of her most spectacular stunts. here she can be seen on british television eating fifty chiles and rubbing another twenty five in her eyes. the result is cult status not hospitalisation. how does she do it was. already when i was five i got an inflamed tongue my mother heard somewhere that chilies would help so she rubbed them on my tongue for danes since then i've been immune to the spice over. land and the to took the world record with a chilly variety that only grows in northeast india and was considered the hottest of them all until recently the jockey here is five hundred times as hot as tabasco
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sauce growers like these two men like this chili plant but they're also in order it would. spoil enough for me. you know some of what it means. it is so hard it is also run away from you have it . while the ghost chili is still an inside a tip in the rest of the world there's one plant from a sound that is popular around the globe the tea plant whose leaves a popular the world over the hot and humid climate is ideal for this plant but strenuous for the millions working on the plantation of. tea workers are demonstrating at the side of the street for higher wages their own hunger strike inspired by peace campaigner mahatma gandhi one of them is deepak
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mondal a social worker and the son of tea workers. who. makes the money. handling like twelve. but those people having lived in were just then these people who are working on. the workers go out on to the fields in the early morning and work hard until the afternoon they earn around fifty euros per month for that's just enough for the bare minimum of food are people the one getting from this whatever this to get that are useless. last quality. quality of course they're brought for the business they want. the people who they want to get in the.
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best. most plantation workers are social outcasts their ancestors came from central india they were recruited there because the locals refused to work for these wages twenty three year old vishnu has to feed a family of five from his meager pay he's a hindu and hopes he'll be reborn into a better life. i got a copy. of the book everything's pretty determined it's come on i can't change anything about the house of majority color. but vishnu and his wife have a wish that their children's karma is better than their own. i hope they'll find a better job. one person who managed to get out is how munt his parents worked on a tea plantation to like them he works in the fresh air but his tastes
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a freedom he works in kasi ranga national park for animal lovers it's one of the most fascinating places in the whole of asia. i've always been interested in animals that's why are trying to become a national park guide. for mantis particularly familiar with the most popular park inhabitant the indian rhino there are more of them here than anywhere else in the world the marshy grassland is ideal for them and not long ago they were threatened with extinction coaches sold their homes to other countries. much is being done for their protection their numbers have doubled in the past twenty years to two now thousand famous that's why more and more tourists come from us or the
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way you make up. the indian rhino is more than just a tourist attraction many people in the northeast feel a connection to these animals the director of the national park explains why. independent. of the starting six long. there are brave people and. this is not new but even. with the new research. the rhino principle we won't hurt you as long as you leave us alone has been adopted by some wild groups in the northeast. where this report started is home to one family living on the edge of a mountain village it's not just any old family it's the biggest in the world for some it's the peak of absurdity because it turns on its head much that is accepted
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in the area. is having breakfast with some of his wives he has thirty nine in total and ninety four children. once grandchildren great grandchildren and spouses are counted the family has almost two hundred members. zoner sets the rotor the wives cook the daughters and daughters in law clean. the men make furniture and the profits feed the family. so i own a base is the right to take multiple wives on the bible. or a. bible says love thy neighbor and i take that very seriously i love all my wives that's christian and then my utter till. i
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only sees him self is a kind of profits he says he got permission to be polygamous from god himself he assures us he hadn't intended to marry this many women he just struggles to say no . i'm all these women came to me and wanted to marry me and they proposed me and i couldn't reject them. what do the other villages say. some are glad that their villages achieved international fame thanks to zona. but the local clergyman aren't happy about the polygamist cult. been going one out so i mean you're wondering when i think this violates human rights particularly women's rights the government should forbid it. and indeed what zion are
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is doing isn't allowed in india but the authorities don't want to start a battle with the family they fear an uprising they've had enough of that in the northeast. not far away in miserrimus capital people are celebrating the biggest festival of the year the spring festival it's a mix of heat and dances christian songs traditional costumes and mountain technology. it is like all of northeast india a world of soup politics and absurdities but also a world of everyday jollity. it's also a world of contradictions in the past these often lead to violence now they mostly blow over.
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